Dr. Franklin's Donation
New medical database: UpToDate
Seneca Libraries has begun a subscription to a new medical database from Wolters Kluwer called UpToDate (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/uptodate.html).
UpToDate provides medical staff such as nurses and caregivers with information about medical symptoms, conditions, drug interactions, and other health topics. While it is ideally meant for those on the front-lines of healthcare, it may also be useful for non-Health Sciences students such as those in General Education, Community Services, and Early Childhood Education as it includes basic health information as well. The “Patient Info” link within the product provides non-practitioners with information on topics such as Children’s Health, Diabetes, Allergies and Asthma, HIV and AIDS, and more. It is further broken down into “The Basics” (“…short (1 to 3 page) articles written in plain language. They answer the 4 or 5 most important questions a person might have about a medical problem. These articles are best for people who want a general overview”) and “Beyond The Basics” (“…articles are 5 to 10 pages long and more detailed than "The Basics". These articles are best for readers who want a lot of detailed information and who are comfortable with some technical medical terms”).
We hope that the entire Seneca community, and Nursing students and faculty in particular, will find this new information resource is a great asset in their work.
Upgraded databases from EBSCO: Humanities Source and Applied Science & Technology Source
Humanities International Index has now been replaced with Humanities Source (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/ebsco_hii.html). Whereas the former was just an index with no direct full-text, the latter provides access to over 2000 full-text periodicals. We have also upgraded Applied Science & Technology Full Text to Applied Science & Technology Source (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/AST_Wilson.html), which gives us 1500 more full-text titles than we had with the previous resource.
We hope that this additional content will serve our Liberal Arts and Applied Science and Engineering Technology students and faculty well.
Extended Study Hall Hours April 13-19
24 hour study is being offered at the Newnham and the Seneca@York Library and Computing Commons April 13-19, 2013. Valid Seneca or photo ID is required.
Good Luck with your assignments and exams!
Course textbooks in Library
A reminder to all students: Course Textbooks in Library.
The Seneca Libraries carry one copy of most course textbooks.
These textbooks are intended for quick reference and therefore cannot leave the library at any time.
This policy will be enforced throughout the semester.
For open book tests and exams, students are expected to bring with them their own copy of the textbook .
Last day to return library books - August 16, 2013
All library books must be
returned and all library fines must be settled by August 16, 2013.
Failure to settle your account may result in losing your library borrowing privileges and in withholding of your transcript.
Students registered for the semester immediately following the current one may borrow items during the break between semesters. Returning full-time students must show a copy of their timetable to the Borrower Services staff and returning part-time students must show their registration papers.
RenewalsOnline renewals prior to August 16, 2013 will extend the due date to the end of the semester, which is August 16, 2013 . If you are registered for the next semester and would like to extend the due date to later than August 16, 2013, the renewal must be done in person or through the phone.
DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
After deliberation by Seneca Libraries' Collections Committee and after obtaining feedback from faculty, we have decided not to renew our subscription to DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index. This non-full-text database was getting low use and other databases fill the need for research in the areas of art and design much better. Please see our full list of art, design, and fashion electronic resources at http://library.senecacollege.ca/Find_Articles/DB/art.html as well as our various Subject Guides for additional sources of information:
Legal and Business students and faculty: O'Brien's Encyclopedia of Forms upgrade
Legal and Business Administration students and faculty, please take note:
Effective April 1st, our online subscription to O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/obriens_ontarioforms.html) has been expanded so that all Divisions are online now, not just Division VIII (Ontario Court Forms). The new Divisions are:
- Division I, Commercial and General
- Division II, Corporations
- Division IV, Leases
- Division V, Wills and Trusts
- Division VI, Ontario-Family Law
- Division VII, Labour Relations and Employment
- Division VIII, Ontario-Court Forms
- Division IX, Municipal Corporations
- Division X, Computers and Information Technology
The database also includes a Master Subject Index now. Note that Division
III on Conveyancing and Mortgages is not yet online, but will be. We hope that this expanded collection of downloadable forms will assist Administration students in their studies and careers.
Changes to OverDrive
Seneca Libraries' OverDrive site of e-books and e-audiobooks (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/overdrive.html) has undergone some major changes in recent days in terms of both look and functionality.
The most important change is the ability to read some of the e-books within a web browser now instead of having to download the title to Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), etc. It still requires that you “Borrow” the book, but once you have done that, you will be met with two button options: “Download” and “Read (in your browser)". If you don't need to download the whole book or if you do not want to deal with extra software, the "Read (in your browser)" option is for you. Please note that this feature is only available for EPUB format e-books; PDF books and MP3 and WMA audiobooks still require downloading through ADE or OverDrive Media Console (OMC), respectively, in order to access them.
There is also the ability to sample an excerpt of an EPUB e-book before committing to borrowing it, and there is also a much easier “Return Title” feature built right into our site now, so if you are done with a title, you may click "Return Title" so that it will be more quickly available for other patrons to use.
In terms of appearance, the site features much bigger colour book covers with little book or headphone icons on them that will quickly tell you if a title is available to borrow.
We hope that these new features will make your navigation of OverDrive much more enjoyable.